Category: Oppo (Android)

Oppo N1 goes on Sale €499

Starting December 10th OPPO’s latest big flagship phone, the N1, will go on sale direct to consumers for $599 in the U.S. and €449 ( approx £370) in Europe. N1 is sporting a 5.9-inch 1080p display, a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB …

OPPO photo teaser shows shiny new phone

OPPO like to indulge in a bit of teasing. So, true to form the leak marketing department has released a rather tasty photo of what seems to be the rumoured R829T Android phone on the company’s Weibo page. Aside from it looking suspiciously like a Sony Xperia Z1, …

Cyanogenmod Installer app removed from Play Store

Some things never go smoothly, do they? Cyanogenmod posted on their blog last night that their Installer had been voluntarily removed from the Play Store after a Google request citing the fact that as it encouraged people to void their warranties which is against the Play Store policy. …

Rumour – Oppo to launch premium, Cyanogenmod range

It seems that the team at Cyanogenmod are not content with just providing a limited edition N1 with special packaging and their own ROM preloaded but are already in talks with Oppo, the Chinese manufacturer of the Find 5 and R819, to produce a separate line of premium …

Thinking of buying an OPPO phone? Wait a fortnight

If an OPPO phone is top of your list of handsets, you may want to hold fire on that buy button. You see, they’ve sent out an email today saying that they’ll be doing a “Black Friday surprise” offer! Wooh! Black Friday, the last Friday in November, is …

OPPO N1 becomes the first official CyanogenMod phone

Everyone’s got a phone these days, and every third person is an expert telling you what to buy and why you’re on the wrong tariff. The vast majority of people will never have heard of CyanogenMod, and even those who have probably won’t have heard of OPPO. Why …

Oppo R819 goes dark

The Oppo R819. Let’s talk about it shall we? It’s got a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU and a 4.7″ 720p HD display (1280×720) at 312 PPI. There’s 1GB of RAM and a 2000 mAh battery, plus f/2.0 aperture 8 megapixel camera, FM radio, dual-SIM support, WiFi, DLNA and Android …

Oppo release the ColorOS ROM for the Find 5

With the announcement of the Oppo N1 also came the unveiling of the new Oppo ROM, called ColorOS. Which is basically a skinned version of Android 4.2. Well now all of you Oppo Find 5 owners out there can flash the Color ROM now. Earlier on Oppo tweeted …

Student discounts on the OPPO R819

Are you a student with a penchant for decent smartphones, but you can’t afford one because your loan ran out during freshers week? Well here’s some good news. OPPO Style, the European distributor of all things OPPO, has got a back to school promotion on! The deal is …

OPPO to produce the first MEMS camera smartphone

According to several rumours, the Nexus 5 will be the first smartphone to market equipped with a MEMS camera. This is not the case, say the manufacturers of the MEMS camera chip DigitalOptics. They say that OPPO have beaten Google to the technology. In a statement today John …

Have mobile phones stopped evolving?

There is, if we’re honest, a bit of a problem with phones now. They’re all a little bit too good. Personally, sitting here, apart from making me a cup of tea or driving me to work, I can’t think of much else that I want my phone to …

Oppo N1 unleashed with rotating camera.

In an event that took place just minutes ago in Beijing Oppo have announced the release of the Oppo N1. The handset features rear touch panel called “O-Touch” and a multi-touch OS which adds a splash of colour and time-saving tricks. The makers of the much lauded Find …

CyanogenMod On the Oppo N1 ?

CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik has promised “exciting news ahead” following the big changes at Cyanogen. They’re now a fully-fledged company and are taking a really strong and organised approach to securing and updating your device. This latest news comes from his announcement that they will be attending the …

Oppo introduces 10% student discount on the Find 5

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Oppo here at Coolsmartphone. Whilst we wait for more news on the Oppo N1, Oppo’s European retailer, Oppo Style, have announced that they are going to be offering a 10% discount to students purchasing the Oppo Find 5. All you …

Oppo N1 trailer released

News of the Oppo N1 has been floating around in various forms for a while now, with a social marketing plan that puts most others to shame (which we discussed on the Podcast a couple of weeks back). Part of this social media push was a countdown sitting on …

Is this just innovation for the sake of it?

Here at Coolsmartphone we love Oppo and we love innovation. But something I’ve seen today relating to the two is a little disconcerting. Oppo have been posting images teasing the upcoming N1 flagship device and recently they’ve been mentioning the rear input panel, today they posted this image. …

OPPO N1 have photos leaked and a back problem

OPPO like teasing us on bank holiday weekends. The bank holiday at the end of May was when they launched the Find 5 in Europe. This bank holiday they’re asking for suggestions as to what to call their mysterious back side navigation (you can see why!). Not only …

The OPPO N1’s back before it’s arrived

OPPO are making a big fuss about their new camera-centric phone, the N1. Only yesterday we reported that they had leaked a photo of a small part of the phone, along with a teasing advert showing a timeline of their previous products and a blank space where the …

OPPO N1 to be released in September

We recently reported that OPPO are going to make a camera-based phone, called the N1, to compete with the likes of the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Samsung Galaxy Zoom. Today the little teasers over on the OPPO Weibo microblog have published a sneaky peak at a bit of …

Oppo Style already have the R819 up for pre order

Earlier on today Oppo announced the R819 which looks to take on the Android mid range market. Oppo Style, who are the European distribution company, have the R819 up for pre order already, at a rather tempting price of €269. An interesting thing though is that even the …

Oppo announce the snappily titled R819

OPPO have announced the launch of the rather catchy named “R819” which I hope isn’t its final name, the R819 is apparently one of the thinnest and lightest smartphones in the world. Weighing in at just 110 grams, the R819 packs a sharp display, long-lasting battery life, and …

OPPO visit The Googleplex and leaked photos emerge

OPPO are leaking like a teabag at the moment, and this time it’s evleaks who’ve published a photo of an unknown device with the Tweet, “Hello, OPPO” accompanying it. What could it be? Here’s the photo: It’s quite different to the current flagship, the Find 5, which is …

OPPO N1 N-Lens 12MP camera-based phone photos leaked

The OPPO N-Lens camera was confirmed by the Chinese manufacturer late last month after weeks of rumours and speculation. What they didn’t say was that it would be integrated into a phone called the N1. Marketing literature has been leaked on the Chinese social networking Weibo. The N-Lens …

OPPO Find 5 gets major firmware update

Lucky owners of the OPPO Find 5 are receiving over the air updates to the firmware on their handsets, taking them to X909EN_130719 (was X909EN_13_130514). It’s only an 83MB download, but it comes with a massive changelog which includes dedications to users who’ve made suggestions or bug reports. …

OPPO N-Lens Android Camera confirmed

OPPO are getting a lot of press for their excellent phones recently, but it seems the Chinese manufacturer has set its sites on adding an Android camera to its offerings. We recently reported that there was an unsubstantiated leak regarding OPPO developing a camera competitor for the Samsung …

It seems that Oppo are going to make a Windows Phone at some point

Oppo are a little known Chinese Android handset manufacturer that we’ve recently become smitten with, via the reseller Oppo Style eager Europeans have been able to purchase the Find 5 which Ronnie reviewed here. But something interesting has occurred on Sina Weibo (the Chinese equivalent of Twitter), the …

Oppo said to be working on a camera

The jury is still out on whether people want a dedicated camera or a smartphone with a camera. Oppo are apparently following in the footsteps of smartphone manufacturers like Samsung and are working on a fully fledged camera. A “source” has stated that an internal Oppo briefing mentioned …

OPPO Find 5 Easy Cover official case – Review

So you’ve read my OPPO find 5 review, watched the videos and your mouse is hovering above the add to basket button, but before you check-out you may want to think about a case. The problem is that there are no third party cases and the only place …

OPPO Find 5 – Review

The OPPO find 5 is unknown to some, a curiosity to others and an item of desire to others (James). For me it’s been all three and is now my daily driver. To be clear, this isn’t a review unit that I’ve been sent, it’s my phone bought …

OPPO Find 7 confirmed but Find 5 Mini dismissed

OPPO are having a fair bit of niche success in Europe at the moment, so much so that rumours are abound of new devices. Last week we reported that there would be a Find 5 Mini. Unfortunately this turns out to be spurious, according to an “OPPO representative” …

OPPO Find 5 now in stock and available on next day delivery

If you’re a regular reader of Coolsmartphone you’ll have heard of the OPPO Find 5, if not then I suggest you: a) check it out and b) become a regular reader! The newly released handset is blessed with what is arguably the best 5-inch, full HD screen on …

OPPO Find 5 Mini – 3.7 inch 720p coming to Europe in July?

OPPO aren’t a household name, but they’re starting a bit of a stir in the world of Android with the OPPO Find 5. Well, now it seems that there’s a little’n on the way – the Find 5 Mini. We’re still at the rumour stage with this one, but …

OPPO Find 5 initial impressions – Review

OPPO are an unkown quantity to many in the UK. It’s no surprise then that the launch of their latest flagship, the Find 5, was virtually undetected. I saw it on their web store and was so intrigued that I spent my own hard earned 399 Euros (about …

OPPO Find 5 unboxing video

The OPPO Find 5 is the Android phone with a 5″ full HD screen that costs only 399 Euros. It has the potential to be a giant killer, but it wasn’t available in Europe until last week, and it crept in beneath the radar of most people even …

OPPO Style up their warranty to 2 years after customer feedback

OPPO Style are the new kids on the European block, but it seems like they’re making the right impression, because only two days after they launched their European web store they’ve already doubled their warranty period to two years. In a press release (below) they state that customers …

OPPO Style announce first European web store

Do you like left-field? No, not the band, the standpoint. Well, here’s something that’s going to interest you. The OPPO Find 5, Android, 5″ Full HD smartphone is officially coming to Europe via the all new OPPO Style web store. I’ve been interested in the OPPO 5 ever …

Oppo Finder 5 set for worldwide launch

Oppo is not a name that many will be overly familiar with. Based in  Dongguan, Guangdong in China, Oppo have be manufacturers of mp3 players, blu-ray players, audio equipment and mobile phones since 2004. Now they are set to break the record for the worlds thinnest smartphone with the impending …